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choicejadephotography
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Nov 17, 2016 19:15 |  #1

I did my first ever gay wedding this past weekend.

They eloped and it was super short. I was a bit nervous and am not quite happy with the results.

Thoughts?

Also, I found myself struggling with poses. For those of you who are more experienced, do you shoot/pose same-sex couples differently?

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Nov 17, 2016 20:21 |  #2

I have now done 3 same sex weddings. (2 women and 1 men). Posing is a bit more difficult I agree. For same sex couples I try to base it around who is the tallest and place them in the traditional groom pose.


Your photos look good though


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Nov 17, 2016 20:24 |  #3

LucasCK wrote in post #18187559 (external link)
I have now done 3 same sex weddings. (2 women and 1 men). Posing is a bit more difficult I agree. For same sex couples I try to base it around who is the tallest and place them in the traditional groom pose.

Thanks for the tip!


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Nov 18, 2016 05:33 |  #4

I've only ever shot 1 same sex wedding which was 2 women who were both in white dresses so posing was a bit different but I tried to treat them like any other couple. Asking them to cuddle, kiss, smile and laugh is no different to any other couple.

I haven't clicked your link but the photo you've posted looks great.


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Nov 19, 2016 15:29 |  #5

BlackBull wrote in post #18187777 (external link)
I've only ever shot 1 same sex wedding which was 2 women who were both in white dresses so posing was a bit different but I tried to treat them like any other couple. Asking them to cuddle, kiss, smile and laugh is no different to any other couple.

I haven't clicked your link but the photo you've posted looks great.

Thanks!

The problem is, a lot of traditional poses that I tried on them simply don't work for me: hey looked super awkward :-(


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Dec 05, 2016 08:50 as a reply to choicejadephotography's post |  #6

So I've been reading Kathryn Hamm and Thea Dodds' book, The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian and Gay Wedding Photography. It has been very helpful so far. I highly recommend it!


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Dec 05, 2016 13:13 |  #7

choicejadephotography wrote in post #18203922 (external link)
So I've been reading Kathryn Hamm and Thea Dodds' book, The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian and Gay Wedding Photography. It has been very helpful so far. I highly recommend it!

You should also try watching gay flicks, you'd be amazed how much tips and inspirations you'll grt from it.




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Dec 22, 2016 17:02 |  #8

I look forward to shooting my first gay wedding too! Great thread.


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Dec 22, 2016 21:37 |  #9

Not a wedding shooter, but was asked by a lesbian couple who admired my work to shoot their special day. "Oh it is going to be a simple affair with a few friends and family." Ends up being a big deal with tons of great food, lots of booze, and dancing to a large mariachi band. At the end of the night I sheepishly explained that "I thought this was going to be a small affair." The couple explained..... "Hey we're hispanic, this IS considered a small affair." Good gracious! Bottom line, they were delighted with my pics, and I was compensated well, yay. So that was my first experience with a gay, HISPANIC wedding. : )




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